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Yoga, Health & Spirituality in B.C. Interior

Interior Wellness

Directory www.InteriorWellness.com

ACUPUNCTURE/ACUPRESSURE Shawna Wafler R. Ac, Wild Roots Clinic Acupuncture, Cupping, NADA Certified, Reiki Kamloops, 250-682-7289 www.wildrootsclinic.ca

Jennifer Larsen, R.Ac., Vital Point Acupuncture Classical Acupuncture, Acutonics, Cupping, Reiki, Tui Na Massage, Moxibustion Kamloops, www.vitalpoint.ca 250-376-3070 Chelsea Gimby, R.Ac., Vital Point Acupuncture Sports Acupuncture, Cupping, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Therapeutic Asian Massage Kamloops, 250-376-3070 www.vitalpoint.ca

Wild Roots Clinic, Dr. Andrea Hansen Healing with Chinese Herbal medicine, food therapy, acupuncture, cupping & moxibustion www.wildrootsclinic.ca 250-682-7289

ACCESS BARS

Ashley Robb, Access Bars Practitioner Ready to release the blocks that are holding you back in life? Let’s heal together! Connect with me today! Kamloops, 250-579-8011, ashley-robb@hotmail.com

ASTROLOGY

Tanya Thompson - Vedic Traditions Vedic Astrology and Aryuveda ttccp249@yahoo.ca 250-573-9755 Kamloops, www.starsaboveearthbelow.com

Vedic Astrology - Carole Davis You will gain a clear understanding of events happening in your life now and in the future. 250-309-2736 www.caroledavisastrology.com

ARTISANS: LOCAL

Kristina Benson Art - Yoga Leggings! Local Kamloops Artist // Unique artwork designed onto leggings, capris + scarves. Online Shop: www.KristinaBensonArt.com

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ARTISANS: LOCAL

Squirrelly Creations: Using mother natures gifts of wood, crystals, essential oils, and found treasures from my travels to create magical gifts Michelle Gill 250-574-3450

Handmade Healing Crystal, Gemstone and Aromatherapy Jewelry, Crystals and Tumbled Stones, Sacred Ritual Tools. Serving the Shuswap, Okanagan, and Cariboo. www.GypsyDreamsOfficial.Etsy.com

Handmade with love Earthy creations to adorn your temple. Contact Dana Gamache Temple Adornment Jewelry www.templeadornment.com 778-257-5948 cell

BACK CARE

Kamloops Back Solutions Spinal Decompression Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

BEAUTY & BODY & HAIR CARE

Back to Earth: Organic, Vegan, RAW, Natural, Non GMO, Earth Friendly. Essential oils and Herbal teas, Personal, Facial & Baby Care and Cleaning line. 250-550-6789 www.getbacktoearth.com

GREEN SISTERS Organic skin care & organic essential oils. Handmade with Spirit in 108 Mile Ranch, BC www.greensisters.ca

“Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin” Holistic facials and skin care that give amazing results and peace of mind 250-828-0909 #301-141 Victoria St. www.kamloopsesthetics.com Threading and Henna Tattoo Specialist BhumikaTalla: Esthetician & Hairdresser Bridal packages, house parties, events Kamloops, 250-374-9744 b_talla@telus.net

Young Living Essential Oils Independent Wellness Distributor Pure, natural, holistic health alternative, monthly gatherings butterflyao@hotmail.com


BED AND BREAKFAST Salmonberry lane BnB www.salmonberrylanebnb.com Clearwater BC 250-674-3068 Relaxing, Peaceful Getaway

BODY MIND SPIRIT

Events that Bring together the best of health, well-being, ancient wisdom, complementary medicine, holistic therapies, spirituality, new consciousness and more. www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com Mystic Dreams - now in Clearwater! 249b Glen Rd. Across from Fields. Now serving fair trade organic coffee. Stop by and say hello. 250-674-2612

JH Health Coaching/Shaklee - Healthy Lifestyle Plans. Body, Mind Spirit Alignment, Law of Attraction. 778-363-4003, Kelowna, www.jhlifestyles.myshaklee.com

The Crystals and Curiosities Cabin Destination store opens seasonally in May-October at Akashic Ranch. Find gemstone crystals, jewelry, metaphysical art and other unique gifts. www.AkashicRanch.com 250-573-1124

Spirit Quest Books: Salmon Arm, BC offers books, sterling silver jewelry, cd’s, crystals, aura, pictures & unique giftware. www.spiritquestbooks.com 250-804-0392

Young Living Essential Oils Classes on swapping toxins out of your home/aromatherapy. Kamloops/Merritt Stephanie Tourand, stephtourand@gmail.com

Young Living Essential Oils & Products These therapeutic grade oils, health, household and beauty products are non-toxic! Positively life changing! Karen Reierson 250-714-6782

CHAIR MASSAGE THERAPY Certified Chair Massage Practitioner Deep Relaxation For Mind & Body Jana Lundy 250-299-9330 www.blisschairmassage.com

CHIROPRACTORS

Dr Paul Ouimet B.Sc, Chiropractor Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

Dr. Troy Fraser 1966 Harrison Way Kamloops BC drtroy@telus.net 250-314-9890 www.drtroyfraser.ca

COACHING

Cate Baio, Women's Empowerment Coach Turn fear into motivation. Doubt into confidence. Overwhelm into clarity. Book a FREE Discovery Call! 250-551-4451 www.catebaio.com

Deanna Deacon, Intuitive Life Coach: Connecting influential women in leadership to their feminine wisdom & divine guidance. Business Mentorship. Goddess Retreats. Healing Workshops. 250-818-5207 www.deannadeacon.com

The Way Forward Coaching Services Jocelyn Gordon Solution Focussed Coach jocelyn@thewayforward.ca www.thewayforward.ca Maggy Davidson Coach, Teacher, Wayshower Salmon Arm, BC 250-804-0392 www.maggydavidson.com

Support for Moms to go from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed. You're not alone. Kamloops & Internationally. Insight Natural Healing 250-682-0707 www.insightnaturalhealing.ca

Kristy Ware - Strength Trainer & Core Rehab Specialist. Online & in-person coaching. Book a FREE Inspired Health Call! 604-754-0650 www.strengthandsoul.com

Dreams Come True. Law of Attraction Life Coach, Public Speaker, Award Winning Author. First 1/2 hr Coaching Session Free. Danielle Gordon 250-550-8174 www.daniellegordon.ca Vera Stark, Spiritual Life Coach and Soul Realignment Professional for coaching or Akashic Record readings www.secretsofthesoul.ca 250-318-1616

Mollie Sommer Wellness, Intuitive Soul Coach Energy Healing, Life Coaching, Spiritual Guidance Retreats, Workshops, 250-574-5683 Kamloops, www.molliesommer.com

Cheryl Paige- Soulful Life Coach online courses & in person coaching to find you again. Kamloops www.cherylpaige.ca 250-574-1055

Spectra Services, Confidential Life Coaching supporting you to live your most Authentic Life! 250-299-6250 Kamloops, www.spectraconsulting0.wixsite.com/home

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COMMUNITY

Learn how to maintain a healthy landscape within the city’s bylaw by visiting www.kamloops.ca/ipm For more information call: 250-828-3888 Balance Well-Being Centre Inc. Assessment | Directory | Events | Membership | Workplace. Shawna McCrea, BBA, CEO Kelowna, www.BalanceWell-Being.com

May Cause Radiance is a NPO supporting Young Adults affected by CANcer. Spreading Radiance to CANcer warriors across Canada. Kamloops, BC www.maycauseradiance.com

COUNSELLING

Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching. Create the Life You Want! Lynn Aylward lynn@breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-319-7364 Breath Integration Coaching & Training Center Cory Erlandson 250-319-5175 Spiritual, life, and relationship coaching Create the Life You Want! bictc@me.com

Kelowna individual, couples, and group counselling. Therapy for trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, anger, adolescents, young adults. www.kendramulgrew.com 778-721-5728

Nourish Wellness Centre offers Clinical Therapeutic Counselling and Nutritional Therapy as well as other Holistic Health Approaches and Workshops. www.tammieoram.com

CRYSTAL HEALING

Melissa Letendre, BSW, CCH Sage Haven Healing, Certified Crystal Healer, Holistic Life Coach. 778-838-9661 www.sagehavenhealing.strikingly.com

ENERGY HEALING

Tania Niedbala 250-434-9171 Spiritual Coaching, Tesla Metamorphosis Healing, Dolores Cannon’s Past Life Regression (QHHT), Quantum Sound www.SacredValleyEnergetics.ca

Touch For Health energy balancing, Energy Medicine Kinesiology and Chakra healing. A holistic approach for Health & healing using biofeedback, Chinese Medicine theory and Yoga www.mykineticbalance.com

NRG Wellness Group, “Beyond the Ordinary” Remove negative energies from your field. Clear negative thought patterns and ancestral issues. Contact Mike for info. Kelowna 250-980-7007 - www.theraphi-nrg.ca

Handcrafted crystal jewelry & specialty stones that provide natural, healing energy. Custom orders welcome. Kamloops FB:Soul Stones/ Instagram:@soulstones_

FITNESS

Kangoo Club Kamloops Low Impact/High Calorie Burn! www.kangooclubkamloops.com Terra Lundy 250-299-5222

KIX 4 CHIX A non-competitive, ladies-only kickboxing program. Making women feel healthy, strong, beautiful & empowered. www.kix4chixkamloops.ca. 250-819-4121 Kickass Life Project Fitness journeys that don’t totally suck for women who don’t have time. Unleash your flawsome! Kamloops, www.kickasslifeproject.com

FREELANCE WRITING

Michele Botel is a freelance web content writer in Kimberley with a background in alternative health. Free consultation at michelebotelwrites.com

ENERGETIC UPGRADES

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

ENERGY HEALING

HEALING & BODY THERAPIES

Call To Dance Seminars, Books, Manuals, Live Talk Events, Tele-Spa, Float Your Boat, Radio, Energy Correcting Cards and Paintings (Tails From the Vector), Blog www.thetruthisfunny.com

Mari Abraham - Traditional Zulu Shamanic Practitioner Reading of the Bones, Shamanic Healing Sessions, Land Healing and more. www.shamanicintuitivehealingarts.com

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Intuitive Graphic Designer – Vanessa Ooms Here to help Wellness Professionals align their marketing with their core values. Let’s chat! www.vanessaooms.com 250-644-6445

Bonnie Haywood-Farmer CBCP, CECP Body Code/Emotion Code: Identifying & releasing imbalances affecting our Physical, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing. Savona, 250-373-2473


HEALING & BODY THERAPIES

Kinetic Balance - Holistic energy medicine, Goal based energy coaching, Energy Medicine Yoga, 250-320-1600 www.mykineticbalance.com Marilyn Manderson 250-579-9444 Attunement Practitioner A sacred healing art & spiritual practice Kamloops, marilyn.manderson@shaw.ca

Wendy Marr, Certified Passion Test Facilitator One-on-One or Group Discoveries Inspiring Transformation Through Love 250-314-4106 Kamloops, heartbounddiscoveries@gmail.com

NRG Wellness Group, “Beyond the Ordinary” TheraPhi Plasma Cellular Regeneration – Reflexology – Bowen. Creative Attitudes – Negative Energy Removal Kelowna 250-980-7007 www.theraphi-nrg.ca

HEALTH

Kwikfit4u Canada Whole Body Vibration Equipment. West Kelowna 1-877-348-5945 10 Mins/Day = 1 Hr. Exercise laura@kwikfit4u.com www.kwikfit4u.com

Steven Banks: Certified PSYCH-K facilitator A simple and effective way to transform limiting beliefs. Open the doors to pure potential! www.balancingbeliefs.com Plexus is a health and wellness company that specializes in gut health and body balancing. contact Leah Renfrew 250-819-1598 (cell), Kamloops

Simpli Health offers Live Blood Analysis, an immediate health assessment paired with natural and chemical-free solutions. www.simplihealth.ca 250-571-8597

HEALTH FOOD STORES

Nature's Fare Markets Live Well - Live Organic 250-314-9560 #5 - 1350 Summit Dr, Kamloops BC Vitamins | Supplements | Produce | Bistro

HEALTHY HOMES

Interior Design & Home Styling Utilizing safe, non toxic materials. www.theditkamloops.com 250-299-3900

HEALTHY NUTRITION/FOODS/FARMS A nutritional rock-star superfood blend, Weeds & Seeds is certified organic, RAW, vegan, high-in-fibre, no sugar food topper www.groorganics.ca 250-307-1450

Nourish Nutrition, Leigh Hilton Registered Holistic Nutritionist www.holisticnutritionkamloops.ca Kamloops, 250-571- 4819

Sue Thomas is a Juice Plus representative from Merritt. For information, call or text 250-936-8577 http://thomas24.juiceplus.canada.com

Vegilante Plant Based Foods Local, unpasteurized tempeh using organic beans (black bean, adzuki and chickpea) www.vegilante.ca 778-953-1312

Health & Wellness Retreats Seminars & Workshops, Key Note Speaker Events Alive Rawsome Lifestyle, Manu Davé amdave04@yahoo.com Meeg the Veeg - holistic nutrition services, blog and events specializing in plant-based foods, and women's hormonal/reproductive health. www.meegtheveeg.com

Delicious, Nutritious Treats For Health-Conscious People. Raw Vegan. Gluten Free. Refined Sugar Free. Made to order in Penticton. Gratify by Connie Oickle, RHN. www.gratifyhealth.ca

HEALTH INSTITUTES & TRAINING

Breath Integration Coaching and Training Centre Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 5 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-319-5175

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES

Bliss Float Centre Floatation therapy Pain relief, relaxation, meditation, athletic recovery and more. #205 - 1150 Hillside D. Kamloops www.blissfloatcentre.ca 250-377-7716 Reduce and eliminate pain; sleep more soundly; increase vitality through gentle movements. Individual or group class. Feldenkrais/Anat Baniel practitioner. Ann Wallin 778-220-7898 www.brainbodytalk.ca

EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari and team of Kinesiologists providing specialized care for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, ICBC claims and more. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES

Soulful Sisterhood: A global community of women supporting women. Live events focused on: Mindfulness, Spirituality & Women's Health. Women only. All ages. $10/month. Worldwide Community. www.soulfulsisterhood.com

Herb's Healing Center. Natural. Safe. Tested. Medical cannabis facility offering lab-tested cannabis and education. Vernon, 778-475-5700, www.herbshealing.ca

Vital Spark Integrative Health Holistic services for the whole community. Christina Lake, BC. www.vsih.ca 250-443-4000

NRG Wellness Group, Kelowna’s home for TheraPhi Cutting edge plasma technology that promotes cellular regeneration holistically. Your body is gently returned to its original healthy state 250-980-7007 - www.theraphi-nrg.ca

Vernon Active Health, Multiple Practitioners all in one office, maximize your health goals! 250-545-2468 Vernon www.vernonactivehealth.com

Constance Santego Holistic Centre & Spa Empowering Body, Mind & Soul Sessions, Workshops, Books, Live Events, Retreats 250-861-5209 www.constancesantego.ca Mōdere Clean Living! 2503710445 Liquid Collagen/Hyaluronic acid, Weight Management supplements, Household, hygiene, oral care. Lia Clayton-Social Marketer

HOLISTIC REAL ESTATE

Linda Turner Personal Real Estate & Kristy Janota A calm and holistic approach to real estate. Helping people reach their property wants, needs and dreams! www.lindaturner.bc.ca 250-374-3331

HYPNOTHERAPY

Attention! Emotionally Sensitive People Rapidly Release Emotional Stress and Trauma for the REST of your life! Call Maggie Reigh 778 214 4684

Shannon Yung Hypnosis; Are you ready to ZOOM Past Everything You Ever Thought Was Possible for Your Life! Stop in and See How... 250-819-8958 www.shannonyunghypnosis.ca

Spiritual Hypnosis for Creation/Regression Therapy Past Life Regression, Regressive/Behavior Mod., Soul Therapy and Past Life (Akashic) Readings; Divine Channel and Author of MANY Books, Audio's!

INTERIOR WELLNESS FESTIVAL October 19-21, 2018, Kamloops BC For more information, contact info@interiorwellness.com

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HYPNOTHERAPY

Workshops: Manifesting to YOUR True Heart's Desires With an Opportunity to EXPERIENCE Past Life Regression, Cleansings, Clearing's... And LOADS of Information on CREATING YOUR BEST LIFE, the Life of Your Dreams Now!

Melanie Pouliot CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST Trained in Bali Indonesia under Master Sohail Ebady MD Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator - Certified Nutritionist Yoga Instructor - Mind Body Wellness Coach www.healthbydesignconsulting.com

HEARTMATH

Edward Kent Watson: Certified HeartMath Trainer Stress, heart/brain function, resilience, performance self-regulate emotions. Fb: Kamloops HeartMath 250-828-2020 www.edwardkentwatson.com

INTUITIVE READINGS

Bonita Summers - Psychic Life and Business Coach Psychic Readings, PSYCH-K, Parties, corporate events, keynotes. In person, by phone, or online. Love, career, abundance, & more. 250-863-5505 www.spiritkelowna.com

BELIEVE INSPIRATIONS: Inspired Angel Card Readings, Healing Energy and Colour Therapy, Glitter Tattoos. Contact 778-888-2396 for Rates/Info/Events

Stephanie Banks: Spiritual counsellor, advisor, and author of A Soulful Awakening. Delivers profound personal messages from the non-physical realm. www.stephaniebanks.org 250-320-5239 Michelle Morrison: Psychic Medium, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner and Inspirational Speaker. www.thebalancedsoul.com 250-682-8176

Spirit Partner Earth Wisdom Shamanic readings and healings for people and animals. Contact Tamryn Fudge tamryn@spiritpartner.ca, www.spiritpartner.ca

Therese Dorer 250-578-8437, Kamloops Spiritual Consultations Medium, Shamanic Healing, Meditation, private sessions, empowering you through your Spirit Guides. www.crystalclearinsights.ca

Intuitive readings with Cindy Maki Clear energy blocks, get unstuck, create self-love. 807-629-0009 Kelowna, truevisioncindy@gmail.com

JOURNALIST

Writer & Photographer. Gather inspiration for future vacations or tips on travel with children. There's an adventure for everyone. Ruby Hogg, www.wideopenworld.ca


MASSAGE THERAPY: REGISTERED Barb Harris Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

Darlene Fair, RMT, RYT 250-318-6300 Craniosacral, Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Techniques, Myofascial Release and Unwinding. #405-153 Seymour, www.darlenefair.com David Wolynec Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

Jenna Nicklas, RMT #5-231 Victoria Street Kamloops 250 319 4871 Facebook: Jenna Nicklas, RMT

Niki Coster Registered Massage Therapist Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com Jil Forbes, RMT Dimensional Registered Massage and Wellness www.Dimensionalmassage.com 250-572-6634

MEDICAL

Preventative Health Practitioner Integrative Care, Bio Identical HRT, Chronic Illness Holistic Nutrition. Kamloops, 250-845-8360 TruHealthSpan www.truhealthspan.com

MEDITATION

An inter-denominational contemplative/meditation group whose focus is the wisdom/mystical tradition in Christianity. Monday evenings 2x/ month. *FREE* Brian Mitchell bmitchell@tru.ca

Shambhala Meditation Group offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm Free and open meditations. #7-231 Victoria Street. www.kamloops.shambhala.org 250-318-6257 Ashly Narula, Certified Meditation Instructor Offering private, studio, group, event & corporate classes 250-318-0083 meditatewithashly@gmail.com

MIDWIFERY, CHILDBIRTH, BABIES Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Fully funded by BC Healthcare Home or hospital, dedicated service www.mightyoakmidwifery.ca

INTERIOR WELLNESS FESTIVAL October 19-21, 2018, Kamloops BC For more information, contact info@interiorwellness.com

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

Dr. Alison Beach BSc.,ND: Allergies, Bioidentical Hormones,Depression/Anxiety, Pediatrics, Women's Health.Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour www.kamloopsnaturopath.ca 778-471-2949

Dr.Kaleb Falk, Naturopathic Physician:IV Therapy, PRP/Prolotherapy, IBS/SIBO, Chelation Therapy, Bioidentical Hormones, Ozone therapy, Cancer therapies 659 Victoria St. 250-374-6938 www.drkalebfalk.com

Dr. Tracy Levins, Naturopathic Physician Pediatrics, Women’s health, hormones, fertility, PAP & breast exams. Kamloops Naturopathic Clinic 754 Seymour St. 250-377-3077 www.kamloopsnaturopathicclinic.com

Dr. Marissa Gaucher, Naturopathic Physician Chronic pain, Autoimmune conditions, IV therapies, digestive and hormonal imbalances. Pharmaceutical Prescription 250-374-6938 www.drgaucher.com

Dr. Susan Goto, ND: Women’s health, bioidentical hormones, thyroid, digestive health, allergies, IV therapies, acupuncture.Thompson Valley Naturopathic 875 Seymour St 778-471-2949 www.kamloopsnaturopath.ca

Dr. Tara Drummond, ND Natural Family Medicine 412 Seymour Street 778-765-8530 Book online at https://trc.janeapp.com

Dr. Tamzin Morley, ND 778-471-0909 Hormone, Pain, Digestive, Immune & Family Health. Acupuncture, IV Therapy & Pharmaceutical License. 306-153 Seymour St. www.doctortamzin.com

Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND, Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture, IV Therapy,Women's health, Bio-identical hormone therapy & prescriptive authority. 250-374-9700 735 Victoria Street www.naturopathkamloops.com

Dr. Steven Jones, 17 Years of Experience: EECP, PRP, Prolotherapy,Chelation Therapy,Ozone Therapy, Cancer Therapies, Bioidentical Hormones, Full Lab Services 250-377-3077 www.kamloopsnaturopathicclinic.com Dr. Sapphire Vanderlip, ND 250-377-3077 Digestion, skin, allergies, autoimmunity, cancer and women’s health. 754 Seymour St. www.kamloopsnaturopathicclinic.com

OSTEOPATHY

Kamloops Osteopathy: Osteopathy, Personal training Obstetric Osteopathy, Sport Taping, Sports Rehab, Arthritis Care. Imogen Wood M.Ost & Paul Roberts M.Ost Kamloops, www.kamloopsosteopathy.com 250-299-5554

PAIN MANAGEMENT

EXHALE CENTRE ॐ Holistic House of Healing Natalie Saari and team of Kinesiologists providing specialized care for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, ICBC claims and more. 791 Victoria St, Kamloops 250-574-3477 | EXHALECENTRE.COM Summer 2018 | www.InteriorWellness.com

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

Health Quest Cold Laser for Pain Management Health Quest Wellness Center 659 Victoria street Kamloops BC 250-374-6938 HealthQuestChiro@hotmail.com

REFLEXOLOGY

Pacific Institute of Reflexology 604-875-8818 Training courses for beginners to seasoned professionals, instructional DVD, charts, etc. Vancouver, www.pacificreflexology.com

TheraPhi an innovative plasma regenerative device that: Significantly reduces pain and inflammation Speeds healing. NRG Wellness Group, Kelowna - www.theraphi-nrg.ca

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Andrea Edwards PT Lymphatic Therapist and Breast Cancer Rehab (PiNC certified). Kamloops Massage Matters www.kamloopsmassagematters.ca 250-299-3636

PARENTING

Cloth for a Cause: Non profit, volunteer run organization that loans cloth diapers to interested families. Apply or donate www.clothforacause.org (Facebook too!)

Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service www.snuggleebumz.com snuggleebumz@gmail.com 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth.

Sweet Sleepers Sleep Consulting, Kamloops Infant and toddler sleep solutions. Free 15min Consults! 250-320-6911 sweetsleepersconsulting@gmail.com, Facebook.

PET SERVICES

Infinite dog ~ dog training with spirit, Tamryn Fudge Shamanic dog training for aggression and behaviour problems, everyday learning, puppy teaching. tamryn@infinitedog.ca, www.infinitedog.ca

Soul Level Animal Communicator Anita Unrau A Bridge Between You And Your Pet Behavioral issues, lost or passed 780-800-3217 www.anitaunrau.com

PILATES

THE PILATES TREE @ 4th & Seymour Kamloops' premiere Pilates Studio Teaching you to stand tall & stand strong. www.thepilatestree.com 250-320-2639

Evolve Pilates Studio 250-372-7237 Achieve improved posture, balance & strength! Personal Training Studio & Group Classes. #201-1361 McGill Rd www.evolvepilatesstudio.com

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REIKI

inSpire Wellness Studio Teresa Krehel - Certified Reflexologist, IIR Foot/Hand Reflexology & Reiki sessions www.inSpireWellnessStudio.com 250-308-4201

Leilani Reid: Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Live your Best Life, Tap into Your Power Leilanireid1@gmail.com 250-571-4326

Teresa Krehel - Jikiden Reiki Shihan/Teacher Jikiden Reiki classes offered in traditional Japanese Reiki. 250-308-4201 www.inSpireWellnessStudio.com

RESORT

Sun Peaks Resort 250-578-5474 1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks, BC www.sunpeaksresort.com

RETREATS

Akashic Ranch is a private wellness property which offers workshops and events each weekend from May thru to late October. Visit www.AkashicRanch.com for more details. Paradise Found Salt Spring Island "Where Sights and Sounds Soothe the Soul" Classes, Retreats,Workshops and now, Food! www.paradisefound.ca 888-989-9642

Embodying Goddess Retreat with Deanna Deacon Bathe in waterfalls. Sacred ceremony. Yoga & meditation. Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2018 in Costa Rica info@deannadeacon.com www.deannadeacon.com

Rise Up Mastermind Retreat with Deanna Deacon A ocean-front productivity retreat for soulful entrepreneurs. Sept 20 - 23, 2018 in Sooke, Vancouver Island info@deannadeacon.com www.deannadeacon.com

Vivian Evans Yoga Retreats, Workshops Private and group classes for all levels 250-682-6912 www.vivianeyoga.com


RETREATS

Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Trainings, Retreats, Private Practice Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat August 23-26, 2018 No previous training required www.santatierras.com or info@santatierras.com

Mindfulness, Meditation and Money Coaching workshops, retreats & individual coaching for awareness and change. Sharon e. Davison facebook.com/sharond.sh.e www.sharonedavison.com

Rachel’s Vineyard – Kamloops: Confidential healing retreats for after abortion. Find us on Facebook or www.rachelsvineyardkamloops.org Call/text 250-267-5081 rvkamloops@yahoo.ca

Yoga Retreats with Natalie Saari ॐ World-renowned yoga retreats in exotic places all over the world, as well as local love, exceptional retreats in locally. See photos and reviews at: NATALIESAARI.COM

Epona Rise Retreat Centre Heffley Creek Uncover Your Brilliance 250-578-0226 Boutique 80-acre lodge & cabin retreats venue www.epona-rise-retreats.com

Wilderness Resort & Retreat - Cawley Point, Sunshine Coast. Paradise for Yoga Retreats and Outdoor Enthusiasts.Oceanfront. Cabins, Wilderness Tents or Yurts for up to 40 guests. 604-800-7862 info@wildernessresort.ca www.wildernessresort.ca

SPA

SACRED MOON EMERGENCE Women's Retreat Ceremony, Circles and Celebration on Sacred Land Aug. 24-26, 2018 sacredmoonemergence@gmail.com 250-320-1993 www.SacredMoonEmergence.ca Facebook

Quaaout Lodge & Spa At Talking Rock Golf Resort 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd. Chase BC www.quaaoutlodge.com 1-800-663-4303

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Janice Otremba: Catalyst for Change Beat Burnout. Lower Stress. Power-Up Your Happy. Training programs, Workshops, Coaching www.janiceotremba.com 250-574-3734

TheraPhi an innovative plasma regenerative device that: Significantly reduces anxiety and stress Creates peaceful bliss. NRG Wellness Group, Kelowna - www.theraphi-nrg.ca

INTERIOR WELLNESS FESTIVAL October 19-21, 2018, Kamloops BC For more information, contact info@interiorwellness.com

SUNDAY SERVICE

Breath Integration Coaching Speaker Series For more information: Contact Cory 250-319-5175 Visit: www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca Facebook.com/BICTC

The Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth Sunday Celebration Circle10:00 am Music, meditation, sharing, tea and coffee Schubert Centre, Vernon. Drop in 250-306-5432.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcoming, diverse in beliefs, spiritually nurturing community meets. 10AM (Sept.-June) Sundays at Valleyview Hall 2288 Park Dr., Kamloops. www.uukamloops.ca 250-572-2018

WOMEN’S HEALTH & WELLNESS

Holistic Health Practitioner ~ Certified Nutritionist Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator ~ Mind Body Wellness Coach. Clinical Hypnotherapist. Melanie Pouliot,CNC www.healthbydesignconsulting.com

YAMUNA BODY ROLLING YOGA

The Pilates Tree www.thepilatestree.com YBR is self massage with balls of various sizes used to release tension from necks, backs, legs and more. 250-320-BODY (2639) #101 – 409 Seymour St.

In Balance: Body Intelligence Yoga Online yoga platform with classes, meditations & travel blog. Teacher Trainings, Retreats and Workshops. www.inbalanceforlife.com

YOGA TEACHERS

Nicole Aracki, Change Maker E-RYT 200 + Reiki Master Classes, Workshops + Retreats 250 255-5512 www.soulchange.co

Kundalini Yoga with Nicole. Sunday mornings 9-10:15am at Lets Move Studio. Join the FB group /Kamloops Kundalini/ to view classes 250-574-9477 Jeannicole2000@hotmail.com

Vivian E Yoga Retreats Workshops Private and group classes for all levels 250-682-6912 www.vivianeyoga.com

YOGA FOR YOUTH

YOGA FOR YOUTH ॐ Community programs throughout Kamloops. Classes, day camps, mentorship and more. Empowering lil yogis to thrive! Contact us for a program Opportunities. NATALIESAARI.COM | vinyasayogaforyouth.org Summer 2018 | www.InteriorWellness.com

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Drop in Yoga with Angie Edgson Yoga Mon, Wed, Fri, noon-1pm Gentle and Restorative Wed 9am-10:15 Foundational Flow Fri 10:45am-11:45 Foundations Sun 10:30am-11:45 Mini Yoga Workshop All classes at Let's Move, 831 Victoria Info and more: www.angieedgson.com

YOGA STUDIOS

Drop-In, Pre + Post Natal, Teacher Training 4th & Seymour @ 409 Seymour Street Full details on web site www.youryogaloft.com

Kamloops Hot Yoga 250-374-7426 Sahali - 953 Laval - 75 classes p/week Brock - 17-1800 Tranquille www.kamloopshotyoga.com

No Limits Hot Yoga Yoga Sanctuary 905-8th St. Kamloops, B.C. www.nolimitsfitness.ca 778-470-5550

Clarity Yoga Welcoming Yoga and Relaxation Classes 5170 Dallas Drive, Kamloops www.clarityyoga.ca 250-320-0170

Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Infrared Studio. Beginners - Experienced in all Classes, $10 One Week Unlimited Membership Trial. Not Your Typical Studio www.oxygenyogaandfitness.com 250-299-9644

YOGA THERAPY

Natalie Saari - Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) International Association of Yoga Therapy Kinesiologist & Physiologist, providing specialized care Group and private sessions available EXHALECENTRE.com � 250-574-3477 Kamloops Yoga Therapy. Private sessions for creating a practice for your individual needs / goals. Group classes as well. yogawithmargarethuff@gmail.com

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) RYT Yoga Teacher Trainings in BC, Alberta & Mexico at Intl standards for 20+ years. Retreats and workshops. www.soyayoga.com 403-388-4282

RC Yoga: Sorrento, BC 200hr Teacher Training 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training www.reannacostayoga.com

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200 Hr Teacher Training in Kamloops Faculty: Todd Inouye + Lila Rasa Brown (Vancouver) 2018 - Restorative + 200 Hour Trainings www.youryogaloft.com

Angie Edgson Yoga: beginner friendly drop in classes, traditional yoga teachings, Back Health Yoga, 60+ Yoga and more. 250-319-9855 www.angieedgson.com Kamloops, BC

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

September 7-9, Body Soul & Spirit Expo, Kelowna Curling Club, 75 Exhibitor, 35 lectures, holistic products & services. www.BodySoulSpiritExpo.com 1-877-560-6830

Soulful Sisterhood: A global community of women supporting women. Live events focused on: Mindfulness, Spirituality & Women's Health. Women only. All ages. $10/month. Worldwide Community. www.soulfulsisterhood.com

Healers On Healers - FREE 250-819-9041 All Healing/Transformation Practitioners Welcome! Free exchange. Join Facebook Group "Healers on Healers - Kamloops"

Brittany Gill, Paradime Essentials - Intuitive aromatherapy, mindful moveMEANT, meditation, manifestation and botanical medicine workshops & healing. Contact paradimeessentials@gmail.com

The Passion Test with Wendy Marr Get clear on what makes your heart sing! 250-314-4106 heartbounddiscoveries@gmail.com

Breath Integration Coaching and Training Centre Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 5 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-319-5175

Santa Tierras, Earth Medicine Traditions Sacred Medicine Ocean Retreat: August 23-26, 2018 Sacred Altars, Igniting Your Mesa: October 18-21, 2018 Igniting The Healer Within: October 25-28, 2018 www.santatierras.com info@santatierras.com Shamanic Dog Training, Kamloops Group workshops and classes starting September 2018 Enrolment and information Tamryn Fudge tamryn@infinitedog.ca www.infinitedog.ca Kamloops Regional Farmers' Market Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30 beside Stuart Wood School on St Paul Street. Wednesdays from 8 to 2 beside the Library on Victoria Street www.kamloopsfarmersmarket.com/ www.facebook.com/kamloopsfarmersmarket


WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Holistic Market and Psychic Fair 2018 Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 25 @ 11AM – 4PM Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna. Contact Carly Penfold 250-870-8183 www.holisticmarket.ca Healing Massage weekend Courses & other Holistic workshops offered monthly. 250-215-1564 www.focusbodywork.net Sharon Strang, West Kelowna

Inspiring Intuitive Intelligence Intuitive Readings, Past Life Regressions and Development Workshops. 778 558 2832 Kelowna and Internationally Stokefest Psychic Fair! July 28-29, 2018 Organized by Akashic Ranch and sponsored by Interior Wellness Magazine Eats Amore food on site for the weekend! www.akashicranch.com

26th Annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Family Stone, Colin James. August 16-19, 2018 Where Musicians Go to Play. www.rootsandblues.ca

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X Fest 2018 returns July 9-28 in Prince Charles Park with two fantastic family production: the female focused The Three Musketeers, and the Robert Munsch filled The Three MUNSCH-keteers. www.projectxtheatre.ca/xfest2018.htm Penticton Wellness Fair Oct 27-28 Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4 @Penticton Community Centre Welcome Bags and Prizes! Over 70 Exhibitors Upcoming: Kelowna Wellness Fair Nov 3-4, 2018 www.bodyandsoulwellnessfair.com

Serenity Harvest Music Festival September 7, 8, 9th 2018 For vendor opportunities contact Shirley 250-319-5688 serenitymusic88@gmail.com

Reiki Level 1&2 Certification with Leilani Reid Level 1: Sept 29th, 2018 Level 2: October 27th, 2018 www.leilanireid.com

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13 – 15 Join us at Jericho Beach Park. A weekend of music with Neko Case, Ry Cooder, Rodney Crowell, James McMurtry and more! www.thefestival.bc.ca

The Seven Wheels of Life Understanding and Applying the Chakra System for Healing and Awakening ith Stephanie Banks and Solomon Saturday July 14, 2018

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energetically

surviving,

by Marianne Ferguson

or

thriving?

Each of your energy systems are involved with keeping you alive and supporting you in living your most balanced, vital experience. They hold the balance between your ability to survive and your ability to thrive, a balance that is dynamic and changes with every thought or situation. As life “happens”, your energies are responding. When you are in survival mode you are living a constricted existence. You probably spend considerable effort to get through each day. Survival is stressful! In a survival state, there are several things going on simultaneously in your energy systems. The back brain is running the show, sending stress hormones through the body and slowing your neo-cortex capacity for logic and creativity. Your stress response system is in high alert, meaning that there is a rigid “holding” through all of the meridians, aura, chakras and the Celtic weave. Grounding is difficult, and heart energy may sink internally for protection, looking sagging and defeated. How your energy fields react to all of this energetic disruption will be specific to you, hence why stress is commonly difficult to treat effectively. Although there are times in your life when you will need survival mode and you are perfectly created for it to rise on such occasions, in today’s world we are often living in survival hyper-arousal much of our day. If this is your energy pattern in your day then it won’t change when you sleep, meaning at best, sleep that isn’t restorative, and at worst, an inability to sleep. The good news is that there is much you can do to help change your energy patterns from survival to thriving. Thriving is that feeling when life is rolling easily along. You’re in the flow and things are falling effortlessly into place. It is being able to live from your heart centre with trust and openness. Thriving is genuinely feeling “I love myself and I love this world!”

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When you begin to learn to work with your energy systems, the body responds quickly with a kind of relief. Because energy is the language of the body you will feel immediately more calm and in control as the energies begin to shift into more supportive patterns. Your healthy, energetic self will support you to thrive! Marianne is an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, EEM teacher and herbalist in Kamloops BC. You can download free Energy Techniques on the Splinter Hill web site client page. www.splinterhillwholistics.ca


Coming Up Coloured:

S1: E1 “My name is Imvukuzane. I am a Mole. I dig in to the dark, unseen, and push it up in to the light… The first time I faced my Shark was off the South Coast of Okinawa – an island near Japan. I was sitting on a rock in a sea cave surrounded by dark water. The rocks were wet and dripped from above. The only sounds were the distant, muffled crashes of ocean waves along the shoreline and the echoes of droplets from the stalactites into the still pool below my perch. Though I had snorkeled through the entrance with friends, I found myself alone, listening… The fear crept in. How was I going to get out? My breath slowed to a stop and shadows slowly stirred the glossy surface. The only way out was back through the entrance of the cave…through the water. I put my flippers back on and lowered my snorkel mask. I slid my body into the water, causing ripples upon contact, announcing my presence. Once my head was under water, I focused my energy toward the sun pouring through the opening of the cave. With calm desperation I tried to ignore the darkness that swallowed me. Suddenly a dark shape – massive, wide and triangular – floated effortlessly between me and the way out. Surrender. I faced my biggest fear: being eaten by a shark. Life resolved to Death and I moved towards my impending fate. The shark just waited, swayed in the undercurrents, and watched me approach. When I got there, the shadow of the shark shattered and millions of small fish scattered! The sun on their scales reflected rainbows that raced in all directions! Surprise! My fear, now swimming rainbows, escorted me into the sun. Mari Abraham is a traditional Zulu shamanic practitioner. Her role is to support the Earth's rising vibration and assist the transformation of humanity in to a global culture of peace and unconditional love. 250-499-0733 www.shamanicintuitivehealingarts.com SUMMER 2018 INTERIOR WELLNESS

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n e v ra r o t y T n y l o r a C by dropping a tear onto winter’s ground, so cold, so hard, forever taking to penetrate the shell of a season. here I am painfully in stillness, so cold, so hard, dreaming of possibilities, watching you Bear the pain trudging along the path of your ancestors, so cold, so hard, Raven separated you apart from the Crows, he lead you off to an abandoned nest, as your wings stretched to Father Sky, so cold, so hard, feathered in the warmth of down, found nowhere else in this town. (written for Randall Eustache. RIP)

Artist, medicine woman, singer, poet, djay, radio producer. Born and raised in Kamloops, BC. Carolyn Whiteshawl Tytor had followed teachings of her elders for the past 15 years. ctytor@gmail.com www.facebook/carolyntytor.com SUMMER 2018 INTERIOR WELLNESS

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the top 5 benefits of belly dance

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di”, is an old form of social dance from the Middle East. ury, a more theatricalized version was born: the style we West this was originally seen as a scandalous dance form to become the socially-legitimate style it is today. Now ance is not only perfectly acceptable, it is a very healthy any reasons.

sons why belly dance is SO beneficial:

Belly dance is made to work with, never against YOUR body, especially a woman’s body. Good belly dance technique can be likened to yoga or strength is the root of the form! So while technique can ular after effects (stiffness), you never need to do any step uses discomfort. The form celebrates abilities and never cks or extreme positions. Younger dancers may like to undaries, but this is not the end-goal of the dance.

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Tying in with the previous item, allowing oneself to enjoy one’s body is the first step in inhabiting it authentically. Allowing the energy of self-accep-

tance to shine through is what brings real beauty to one’s self and into performance. There is so much body loathing promoted by media and advertising that it’s hard to know where to start. Belly dance accepts! Learning about the culture behind belly dance not only benefits one’s understanding of the dance form, it also provides a mirror to question one’s own culture, and could answer why “norms” may be the way they are - opening a door to understanding one’s self.

4) Cultural Bridge Building

Last, but most certainly not the least, there is so much to say through belly dance! Authentic expression is what audiences like to see. When you feel your true feelings and allow them to flow out, everybody feels good! Wisdom and pain, smiles and tears are part of the joy of this wonderfully expressive dance form!

5) Expressive and Artistic

Note: There are many wonderful male belly dancers, and while the form has been mostly women, men are absolutely welcome!

Shahrahzad (Bonnie McLean) is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has been teaching belly dance for over 16 years and has studied with master teachers all over North America and Egypt. www.shahrahzad.com

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your Fascia?

Benefits of Training Fascia

h of tendons and ligaments • Increases resilient strengt disc tions in hip joints and spinal • Avoids/reduces painful fric ry • Protects muscles from inju io pe, well-toned muscle definit sha y bod • Maintains youthful body contour

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relaxing A few nights ago, I had a dream that one of my children was swimming in a pond that had a few dead fish floating in it. I was angry at him, because he would not heed my warning and get out of the polluted water.

A moment later, I fell into a stream full of dead fish - there were so many they could not be avoided. The dream was clear: stop worrying about others’ dead fish, and my lack of ability to control their actions, and focus on my own dead fish - the fears, limiting beliefs, and outmoded thinking that polluted my own subconscious. We can steep ourselves in judgment and fear…or we can free our minds to discover truth and love. All that we perceive comes to us through the filters of our beliefs and fears. We wonder what others think of us. We worry that there will be repercussions for our perceived wrongdoings. The Day of Judgment is here, and it resides in each of us, pulling us away from joy, day after day. These judgments are based on whether we consider ourselves worthy or not… deserving or not…lovable or not. Are we too fat or too thin?…Too talkative or too silent?…What should we be doing, and what should we not have done? As adults, we subconsciously take on the roles of our parents, teachers, and society in heaping these judgments on ourselves. No wonder we are anxious all the time! This fearful state of recoil is not our natural state. We have taken a primitive mechanism - that of hypervigilance - and distorted it. No longer having to brandish weapons against warring tribes and wild animals, we turn instead upon ourselves. Even our judgments against others are just a veiled attempt to create distance before others can judge us. If we don’t think them worthy, perhaps what they think of us will matter less. This behaviour points to a false belief in separation: that we exist apart from one another, and so can be elevated or denigrated by their opinions. In reality, there is only Love. Love is the one unified field of 38

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energy in existence. On the Earth plane, it experiences itself in myriad forms. Love dancing with itself. We are not and cannot be separate from each other. However, our minds have become so conditioned to see the world of duality as real, that we need methods to realize our Oneness.

by Bonita

In the Tibetan practice of “dream yoga”, one comes to this awareness through lucid dreaming, meditation, and related techniques. In his book, The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche describes the state of Oneness, or rigpa, this way: “When the moving mind dissolves into the pure awareness of rigpa, we see the light that has always been, we realize what we already are… it is the space in which experience arises recognizing itself… Rigpa is like the early morning sky: pure, expansive, spacious, clear, awake, fresh, and quiet.” The author describes this state as “one without effort or process”, a state of calm abiding, where there is no separation of subject and object. Dream yoga is one way to awaken to this state - I have also experienced this level of awareness through deep meditation and prayer. There are many doorways to the Source. Our natural state does not have an observer and observed, so there can be no judgment: no evaluation of worthiness or lack thereof. There can only be loving awareness. Relaxation is the key to realizing this state. If we think of our judgments as an act of tightening - of contraction against the natural flow of life - then it stands to reason that relaxation, expansion, and surrender are the antidote. When we finally stop fighting what is, we can fall into grace. In the Bible, we read that we must approach God “the way little children do”. We must come back to our innocence, to seeing without fear and judgment, and to being open and curious. The Bible also refers to the “peace that passeth all understanding”.


into love In other words, a state of peace that cannot be achieved through the act of rationalization. Your intellectual mind cannot take you to that state of peace. It doesn’t know how to get there.

a Kay Summers

The intellectual mind is designed to hunt - to look for familiar patterns. That same intellect that learned to recognize wild animals as food, that trained itself in hunting techniques, now hunts out familiarity in faces, places, and habits, moving us toward what feels good, and recoiling from what does not. It has no idea that there is a state beyond good and bad, harmful and benevolent. It cannot imagine a world without values. To enter into that deep state of peace requires utter surrender. Any attachment to outcome keeps us tethered to the world of phenomena. Only complete letting go will suffice. This is where many of us struggle. We think that we must conquer the “drunken monkey” that is our ego mind. We do not, and cannot, control that reflexive grasping that is the conditioned mind. Instead, we must let go of the attachment to its activities. Think of the restless ego mind as the ripples on the surface of the ocean, moved by every little breeze, eternally reactive; meditation is like dropping to the bottom of the ocean where everything is still. We are aware of the ripples on the surface - we are simply not attached to what they are doing. We are letting them be, while instead, we focus on simply being peace. At first we need tools, such as focusing on the breath or the sensation of air moving in and out of the nostrils. Eventually, we recognize that state of calm abiding, and we just drop into it. It has a familiarity to us that tells us we’re home. Your loving, peaceful, and true nature is always available to you. Even in a state of deep grief, it’s possible to let go so completely into your experience, that you fall into peace. If you aren’t in a place of peace, it’s because your ego-consciousness is hanging onto something. For example, with death, an

experience that can cause immense grief, your ego grasps at many associations - not only the death of a loved one, but often of some ego-associated part you had with them, and undergoing your own kind of death. If you can let go during such a deep state of agony, and release the ideas you have about yourself, grief will take you to an even greater awareness, if you allow it.

Think of this practice as unhooking the mind from its attachments. Every time we recognize we are hooked, we can gently let go. I emphasize being gentle, because what we often do is beat ourselves up for getting hooked in the first place! Again, this is ego judging us for succeeding or failing - deep peace doesn’t care whether you have achieved anything; it’s peacefully residing and observing. Just for fun, play a little game with me. When you go for a walk today, imagine you are an alien who has dropped into your body from outer space and is seeing everything for the first time. Walk down the street and notice every time your mind categorizes or judges what it sees. Be aware of each opinion you form on that which your eyes perceive. Each time, let go and relax back into observation. Now, walk around with the recognition that you are in a dream of your creation (indeed, everything you observe in the quantum field is generated from your subconscious), and ask yourself how each person you meet is your reflection. What part of your subconscious is on display today? With every situation you encounter, what is your subconscious teaching you about yourself? Can you view the world as your dream state and not as something that is happening to you from outside yourself? When we can take full responsibility for our creation (including our dead fish!), and laugh at some of the predicaments we design with our minds, when we can see that we are one awareness dancing with itself, we can finally relax into love. When we know that we are Love, whole in and of itself, there is no Judgment Day, for there is no one left to judge. There is only Love.

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wakan free By Carolyn Tytor

He followed a Secret Path to the children from God’s servants; Through weaving twisted tales, getting tongue-tied from truths …opening minds & eyes… He cushioned the pain with music. Three seasons ago I stood on the shore of where two rivers meet, with two brothers in arms on a journey under Grandmother’s Full Moon; we listened in humility and admiration, as your songs crossed the water to us; last summer with thousands - 1/3 of the population witnessing through man’s modern machines - joining time and space in a moment in the history of our nation. May the Healing Dream you sought out for the little ones, be yours in Peace, as you shouldered the pain of adult issues. You stood and spoke in truth and reconciliation, confronting the past, and shaking hands with those who dropped the ball and voted IDLE NO MORE. May your legacy continue for the next 7 generations until Peace Flags fly high, so those who have traveled home to their ancestors are finally at rest. (written after hearing of the news of Gordon Downie’s passing.) Artist, medicine woman, singer, poet, djay, radio producer. Born and raised in Kamloops, BC. Carolyn Whiteshawl Tytor had followed teachings of her elders for the past 15 years. ctytor@gmail.com www.facebook/carolyntytor.com

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